The last day of this amazing safari didn’t disappoint and it gave us one last tiger to photograph. A large male tiger with a particularly noticeable mane was lying a short distance away from us, before he slowly got up and sauntered off along the river and out of sight. Another real highlight was spotting 3 different brown fish owls (a cousin of the Blackison’s fish owl in Japan).
Having been spoilt with 4 tigers the day before, we spent a lot of our morning safariphotographing birds around a large lake, and were rewarded with our first nilgai or blue bull of the safari. The afternoon safari delivered a large male tiger who stayed for a few photographs, before sauntering off into a thicket, while the langur monkeys provided a lot of entertainment throughout the day, and we got some great images both in the morning and the afternoon.
This is what it is all about! Four different tigers, and each one giving us fantastic photo opportunities. We started off with an adult female tiger who was lying next to her spotted deer kill. We spent most of the morning with her, photographing her dragging the kill around, and nibbling at it from time to time. The second tiger, was another large female who we happened upon on the way out. She was moving along one of the big lakes, right out in the open. Fantastic! The afternoon started in much the same way with our first large male tiger of the safari. He was very relaxed and basically posed for us for a good half hour, before moving off into the bush. We had just left the park when we found number 4 for the day. She was crossing the main road just outside the gate, and walked alongside us for a short while. It is never a bad day when you get to photograph4 different tigers!
Major sightings of the day:
4 different tiger sightings, 1 female on a spotted deer kill